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Studio leaders 2016

Shaun Murray / ENIAtype / LONDON

Shaun Murray / ENIAtype / LONDON

Shaun Murray is a practicing architect and director of ENIAtype, founded in 2011. He is also editor-in-chief of the international design journal entitled Design Ecologies, which is published biannually through Intellect Books. He has extensive experience of developing ideas, design and research as well as project implementation on a range of urban design, building, and landscape projects.

Shaun is a part of a global community that influence a generation of architectural design, from a reflexive architecture in 2002 through the completion of his practice-based PhD on the communication of architecture through ecology and technology in 2011.

Shaun was awarded a PhD in Architecture through the Centre for Advanced Inquiry in Integrative Arts (CAiiA) -Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth in 2011. He is actively involved in the future practice and education of architecture around the world, including six years teaching Masters in Architecture at University College London (UCL)- Bartlett School of Architecture, four years teaching design and technology (iDAT) at University of Plymouth, three years teaching reflexive architecture at (AHO), The Oslo School of Architecture and Design with lectures, symposiums and exhibitions at Architectural Association (AA), Royal College of Art (RCA), Vienna University of Technology, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Victoria University in New Zealand, Mok Won University in Seoul, Sung-sil University in Seoul and (CAFA) in Beijing. Shaun has written extensively about an ecological and environmental architecture, highlighted by his book, Disturbing Territories (Springer Wein: 2006), which documents the complexities of unpacking the environment through architectural design.

www.eniatype.com

MAP Office / HONG KONG

MAP Office / HONG KONG

MAP Office is a multidisciplinary platform devised by Laurent Gutierrez (1966, Casablanca, Morocco) and Valérie Portefaix (1969, Saint-Étienne, France). This duo of artists has been based in Hong Kong since 1996, working on physical and imaginary territories using varied means of expression.

MAP Office projects have been exposed in over 100 exhibitions at prestigious venues including the MoMA and the Guggenheim Museum (New York), the Georges Pompidou Centre (Paris) and the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art (Beijing), around 30 Biennales and Trienniales around the world with for example five contributions to the Venice Biennale in Art and Architecture (2000, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010). Their cross-disciplinary practice has been the subject of a monograph, MAP OFFICE – Where the Map is the Territory (2011). MAP Office was the recipient of the 2013 edition of the Sovereign Asian Art Prize.

www.map-office.com

Jill Stoner / Carleton University / OTTAWA

Jill Stoner / Carleton University / OTTAWA

Jill Stoner is the director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She is a well-established professional architect, a distinguished teacher and an academic administrator.

Jill was previously chair (2010 – 2014) of the Graduate Program in Architecture at UC Berkeley (2008 – 2012), where she established new post-baccalaureate and post-professional programs in architecture. This was followed by her appointment as chair of the PhD program in Jewish Studies, through which she was instrumental in the establishment of the new Center for Jewish Studies at Berkeley, serving as its first chair. She was a member of Berkeley’s Graduate Council for several years and in 2014 was appointed associate dean of Berkeley’s Graduate Division.

In 2012, Jill held the position of Scholar in Residence at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. She has been a visiting professor at several renowned institutions, including the International Laboratory for Architecture and Urban Design (ILAUD) in Italy, Roger William University, University of Washington, University of Michigan, Tulane University, New Jersey Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (1979) and a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from New College in Sarasota (1975).

carleton.ca/architecture

Past Studio leaders

Pedro Ressano Garcia

Pedro Ressano Garcia

Studio Leader 2015 

Pedro Ressano Garcia shares his time between architectural practice in his office, teaching and research. He lived and worked in various cities - Rio de Janeiro, Oporto, Barcelona, San Francisco and Lisbon.

In the office - ressanogarcia arquitectos - projects of architecture, urban design and the development of studies and ideas aim to explore and enhance each cultural reality. They are widely published in magazines, books and international conferences. Pedro started teaching at U.C. Berkeley, in 1997. At present he is an Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of the PhD in Architecture at Universidade Lusófona in Lisbon and he is a visiting teacher and keynote speaker at several International Seminars, Workshops and Conferences. His research focuses on the transformation of port cities and waterfront regeneration. Since 2010 he coordinates the European Workshop on Waterfront Urban Design, funded by EU, that hosts experts from several countries to discuss port city synergies.

Pedro received a Master in Architecture from UCLA, studying on a Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation full grant and supervised by Daniel Libeskind. In 2008, he received a PhD Degree supported by Fundação Ciência Tecnologia full grant, from Universidade Portucalense, Oporto, in collaboration with Architectural Association Graduate School, London, with the thesis Life and Death of Lisbon Waterfront.

Pedro wrote the book Tagus Plataform – Back to the River, Lisbon’s waterfront and the 21st Century (2010). His design for 'Tagus Platform' proposes an urban morphology applicable to similar port cities that aim to re-establish a connection with the river and/or sea. He has been a member of international scientific committees in Italy, Poland, Turkey and Brazil. In 2012 Garcia and Fonseca implemented Archiprix Portugal Award. He is the Director for innovation at the Architectural Research Laboratory – LabART. In 2010 he received the Pancho Guedes Architecture Award.

Jinhee Park & John Hong

Jinhee Park & John Hong

Studio Leader 2015

Jinhee Park received a Master in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a B.F.A. in Industrial Design from Seoul National University. Her work at SsD has been celebrated through numerous awards including a 2012 Architecture Vanguard from Architectural Record, the 2009 AIA Young Architects Award, and the 2007 Young Architects Forum Award from the Architectural League of New York. Since 2009 she has served as Design Critic in Architecture at the Harvard GSD. Previous appointments include the Morgenstern Chair Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the Sasaki Distinguished Visiting Critic at the Boston Architectural College.

John Hong received a Master in Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a B.S. in Architecture with Honors from the University of Virginia. His work with SsD has been recognized with many awards including the 2012 Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League of New York, the 2006 AIA Young Architects award, and the 2004 Metropolis Next Generation Prize. Since 2007 he has served as Associate Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and in 2012-13 was appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York.

SsD is an architecture firm that approaches design as a convergent, interdisciplinary venture that aspires to bridge the utopian and the pragmatic. Instead of separating aspects of architecture, urbanism, landscape, history, social systems, and codes into their constituent disciplines, these essential design ingredients are simultaneously explored so that minimum form gains maximum effect. In this way sustainability emerges as an integrated rather than additive result. Along with being published in major media such as Metropolis Magazine, Dwell Magazine, Architectural Record, The New Yorker, and PBS,  SsD has received many prestigious design awards including the AIA Young Architects Award, the Emerging Voices Award and the Young Architects Forum Award by the Architectural League of NY, an Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction Award, the Metropolis Next Generation Prize, and twelve AIA awards. They have lectured and exhibited at many universities and conferences including the Harvard GSD, Columbia University, and Seoul National University, as well as at international design conferences.  SsD is a certified Minority and Woman owned business.

Neeraj Bhatia

Neeraj Bhatia

Studio Leader 2015

Neeraj Bhatia is an architect and urban designer from Toronto, Canada. His work resides at the intersection of politics, infrastructure, and urbanism.
In 2012, Bhatia founded The Open Workshop, a transcalar design practice working on installations, buildings, and urban design projects that interrogate and expand the role of the subject within the concept of The Open Work. He has previously worked for Eisenman Architects, Coop Himmelblau, Bruce Mau Design, OMA, and the Organization for Permanent Modernity. Neeraj has previously taught at Cornell University, Rice University, The University of Toronto, The University of Waterloo, and Ohio State University. He is currently an Assistant Professor at The California College of the Arts, where he also he is also co-director of The Urban Works Agency. His research has been published in Volume/Archis, Thresholds, Footprint, Domus, Avery Review, ARPA Journal, Scenario Journal, Onsite Review, Field Journal and Yale Perspecta. He is co-editor of The Petropolis of Tomorrow (with Mary Casper, Actar, 2013), Bracket [Goes Soft] (with Lola Sheppard, Actar, 2013), Arium: Weather + Architecture (with Jürgen Mayer H., Hatje Cantz Publishing, 2009), and co-author of Pamphlet Architecture 30: Coupling — Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism (with InfraNet Lab, Princeton Architectural Press, 2010).

Neeraj is also a co-director of InfraNet Lab, a non-profit research collective probing the spatial byproducts of contemporary resource logistics. Further, he is the research director of The Petropolis of Tomorrow, which explores the relationship between urbanism and resource extraction. Neeraj has received Graham Foundation Grants, The Lawrence B. Anderson Award, Shell Center for Sustainability Grant, Odebrecht first-prize Award for Sustainability, ACSA Faculty Design Award, and the Thesis Prize (MIT, 2007; University of Waterloo, 2005). Neeraj received his Masters degree in Architecture and Urban Design from MIT where he was studying on a Fulbright Fellowship. Prior to that, he attended the University of Waterloo where he obtained a Bachelor of Environmental Studies and a Bachelor of Architecture. He is an NCARB-licensed Architect in the Province of Ontario.

Erieta Attali

Erieta Attali

Studio Leader 2014

Erieta Attali Studied Photography at Goldsmith’s College, University of London, UK.

In the year 2000 she received the Fulbright Artist Award in Architectural Photography, spending one year as a Fulbright artist and a visiting scholar at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York. In 2002 she received the Japan Foundation Artist Fellowship photographing Contemporary Glass Architecture in Japan. Visiting scholar at Waseda University, Tokyo. In 2004 she received the Graham Foundation Grant, Chicago, for the travelling exhibition “ Reflected Transparency: Contemporary Architects Working in Glass” curated by Botond Bognar.

From 1992 to 2002 she has worked in the field of Archaeological Photography mostly as a specialist in ancient funeral painting for major museums in Europe such as the British Museum, the National Gallery of London, the Archaeological Museum of Napoli, the Archaeological Museum of Izmir and as head photographer in several museums in Greece.

In 1998 she initiated her career as an architectural photographer working internationally and her work has been published in various books of architecture and periodicals such as Casabella, 2G, Quaderns, Harvard Design Magazine and Bauwelt. Her work has been exhibited in major museums and institutions in US, Japan and Europe such as Sotheby’s in New York, the Benaki Museum in Athens, the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, the Royal Photographic Society in Bath, the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki and others.

From 2003 she has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architectural Photography at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, New York.

Cadaval & Sola Morales

Cadaval & Sola Morales

Studio Leaders 2014

Cadaval & Solà-Morales was founded in New York City in 2003 and moved to both Barcelona & Mexico City in 2005.

The studio operates like a laboratory in which research and development are seen as an important element of the design process. The mandate of the firm is to create intelligent design solutions at many different scales, from large scale projects to small buildings, from objects to city fractions. The studio has won numerous awards and have completed built projects in the United States, Spain and Mexico. Their work has been selected for multiple exhibitions in Europe and abroad, including among others: The Venice Biennale and the Barbara Capocchin Biennale in Italy, the FAD prize exhibition, and the Exhibition of Young Spanish Architects organized by the government of Spain. Cadaval and Solà-Morales' work has been published extensively worldwide in some of the most prestigious publications in more than 30 countries.

Eduardo Cadaval and Clara Solà-Morales have taught and lectured at several top academic institutions in Europe and North America. They are both associate professors of Architecture and Urban design at Barcelona and Tarragona schools of Architecture respectively and visiting professors of the Barcelona program of Calgary University. They have acted as critics at such universities as Harvard, Yale and The University of Pennsylvania. In 2007 Cadaval & Solà-Morales were considered by Wallpaper Magazine as one of the world’s 10 best young offices, In 2008 Architectural Record, considered them as one of the ten most design vanguard firms at international level.

Jimenez Lai

Jimenez Lai

Studio Leader 2014

Jimenez Lai is an Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago and Leader of Bureau Spectacular.

He graduated with a Master of Architecture from University of Toronto. Previously, Jimenez Lai has lived and worked in a desert shelter at Taliesin and resided in a shipping container at Atelier Van Lieshout on the piers of Rotterdam. Before founding Bureau Spectacular, Lai worked for various international offices, including OMA. In the past years, Lai has built numerous installations as well as being widely exhibited and published around the world, including the MoMA-collected White Elephant. His first manifesto, Citizens of No Place, was published by Princeton Architectural Press with a grant from the Graham Foundation. Draft II of this book has been archived at the New Museum as a part of the show Younger Than Jesus.

In 2012, Jimenez Lai has been named a winner to the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects. Lai won the Debut Award at the Lisbon Triennale in 2013 and will be representing Taiwan for the 2014 Venice Architectural Biennale.

Catie Newell * Alibi Studio

Catie Newell * Alibi Studio

Studio Leader 2013

Catie Newell is the founding principal of *Alibi Studio, a creative practice that has been widely recognized for exploring design construction and materiality in relationship to location and geography, and cultural contingencies. Newell’s work and research captures spaces and material effects, focusing on the development of atmospheres through the exploration of textures, volumes, and the effects of light or lack thereof. The work is characterized by intricate installations that manipulate and respond to existing spaces as a means to simultaneously situate and obscure the present realities of ailing cities, while making compelling new environments that provoke or deny occupation.

*Alibi Studio recently exhibited at the 2012 Architecture Venice Biennale. Newell won the 2006 SOM Prize for Architecture, Design and Urban Design, the 2011 Art Prize Best Use of Urban Space Juried Award, and the 2011 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers. Newell is also an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan where she first joined the faculty in 2009 as the Oberdick Fellow.

Catie Newell has recently been awarded the 2013 Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Rome Prize.

Flores & Prats

Flores & Prats

Studio Leader 2013

Flores & Prats is an architecture office established in Barcelona by Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats, dedicated to confronting theory and academic practice with design and construction. The office has been involved in several kinds of projects, especially for the Public Administration through open competitions. These include residential and cultural buildings, as well as public urban spaces, exhibition design and site-specific installations for major cultural institutions and museums, including Tàpies Foundation, Miró Foundation and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.

Flores & Prats have obtained several awards, hve been part of the Wallpaper* Directory of Emerging Architects 2007, and have been selected for the Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award (2005). They were also finalists at the IV Bienal Iberoamericana of Lima 2004, at the Bienal de Arquitectura Española 2011 and finalists at the FAD Awards 2006 and 2011. In 2009 they obtained the Grand Award for the Best Work in Architecture at the Summer Show of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, and in 2011 the International Award Dedalo-Minosse for their work at the New Campus for Microsoft in Milan.

At present they are completing the construction of the Cultural Centre Palau Balaguer in Palma de Mallorca, and in Barcelona they have just won the competition for the new Sala Beckett / International Drama School and Theatre. Besides their professional practice, Eva and Ricardo are both Associated Professors of Design Studios at the School of Architecture of Barcelona.

Budi Pradono

Budi Pradono

Studio Leader 2013

Budi Pradono is founder and principal of cross-disciplinary studio BPA, which he established in 2004 after returning from his travels around the world. He previously studied at the Duta Wacana University Yogyakarta and Berlage Institute, Rotterdam under the direction of Winy Maas (MVRDV) and Alejandro Zaera Polo (FOA), and worked at Kengo Kuma & Associates in Tokyo (2000-2002).

Through a series of award-winning design projects and buildings, Pradono has developed a reputation of critically addressing the ‘Glocal’ (global local) spirit of location and material beyond any programmatic and technical innovations. Pradono has received numerous Awards and Honours, including the Cityscape architecture award, Dubai 2004, Honourable mentions at the AR Awards for Emerging Architecture, London, 2005 and the World Architecture Festival Award, Barcelona 2008, Silver medal & Honorary diploma INTERARCH, Triennial Architecture, Sofia Bulgaria 2009, and IAI Awards in 2011.

Alongside his architectural practice, Pradono has taught at several universities in Indonesia. Recently he led a contemporary live workshop studio in the middle of Kampung Cikini Jakarta at Jakarta Architecture Triennial 2012 (JAT). His proposed ‘Fluidscape’ city, which responds to the flood of Jakarta, has been selected for exhibition at the Aedes forum in Berlin in 2013.

Nat Chard

Nat Chard

Studio Leader 2011

Nat Chard's research looks for architectural opportunities to nurture an indeterminate condition. He has been studying this through a series of drawing instruments that as well as making indeterminate drawings, offer the person working with the instruments an indeterminate relationship with their work. Slowly, the instruments are becoming an architecture with a potential for indeterminacy.

Nat Chard is Professor of Architecture and Interior Architecture at the University of Brighton. He was previously a professor at the University of Manitoba following five years as a professor at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, and many years teaching in London at the Bartlett as well as North and East London Universities, and indulging in architectural practice. His work has been exhibited and published internationally.

Nataly Gattegno

Nataly Gattegno

Studio Leader 2011

Nataly Gattegno is a founding design partner of Future Cities Lab, an interdisciplinary design and research collaborative that has developed a range of award-winning projects exploring the intersections of architecture with advanced fabrication technologies, responsive building systems and urban space.

Ms.Gattegno’s work has explored notions of territory – terrestrial, arctic, urban and suburban - by speculating on the design opportunities and inhabitation of extreme climatic environments. Future Cities Lab received the 2011 Architectural League Prize and the 2009 Van Alen NY Prize in Systems and Ecology for the Aurora Project – an index of shifting territorial resources in the Arctic and a speculative vision for a massive new energy infrastructure and settlement pattern. FCL’s work has been widely published and exhibited – most recently in Subnature: Architecture’s Other Environments edited by David Gissen, the issue of Architectural Design entitled Territory, and the exhibition Envelo{p}es, at the Pratt Gallery, New York.

Ms.Gattegno is a member of the architecture faculty at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco and the University of California, Berkeley.

Victor Marquez

Victor Marquez

Studio Leader 2011

Victor Marquez works at the crossover of design and the sociology of technology. His own firm VMA, has developed more than 50 projects in the last decade including office towers and high-rises, resort hotels, private residences, libraries, shopping centers, restaurants and nightclubs, masterplans and urban design projects and large scale transportation projects of airports and stations including the recently completed Monterrey International Airport last year. The firm has received multiple awards and Victor has recently lectured in more than twenty prestigious institutions in the US, Europe, Egypt, China, India, Mexico and Costa Rica. Victor formerly collaborated with Moshe Safdie in Boston.

He holds a PhD and MA in Science and Technology Studies from Cornell University, a Master of Architecture from UPenn and a BArch from the National University of Mexico and was also a Fulbright Scholar until last year. Teacher and critic at many institutions since the mid 90`s, member of the board of advisors at the global TC Chan Center for BS and Energy Studies in Hong Kong and Dean of the new Center for Arts and Architecture, RGS at Universidad de Monterrey in Mexico, until December 2010.  He has presented his research in conferences at MIT, ETH Zurich, 4S Montreal, SHOT Lisbon 2009, SHOT Tacoma 2010, AAAS in Washington DC, the SSRG series and the Bovay Seminar on Ethics of Engineering at Cornell University, the Transportation and Mobility conference at Luzern in 2009 and in New Delhi in 2010, the Congestion in Transport conference at the University of London, among many others.

He is member of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), the International Association for the History of Transport Traffic and Mobility (T2M), the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S), The Swiss Association for the Studies of Science, Technology and Society (SASTS), the Cornell Club in New York City and el Colegio de Arquitectos de Mexico.

Mark Smout

Mark Smout

Studio Leader 2009

Mark Smout is one half of Smout Allen Architectural Design Research practice.  Along with partner Laura Allen, the practice scrutinises and interprets the fluxing relationship between the urban and rural landscape and its reaction and adaptation to natural environmental events and the influence of man.  Techniques of architectural representation and the iterative process of design: investigation, proposition, drawing, making, modelling, etc are particularly significant and lead to highly visual and engaging pieces which establish an important relationship between the user, the viewer and the artist/architect.

Laura and Mark are Senior Lecturers at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.  Their contribution to architectural design and technology teaching is acknowledged by numerous national and international accolades for innovation and excellence in education awarded to them and their graduating students. Their teaching promotes the design unit as an architectural laboratory that merges with design and research practice.

Smout Allen were awarded the Royal Academy of the Arts Award for Architecture at the annual Summer Show and won the international competition for the publication Pamphlet Architecture #28, Augmented Landscapes.
 

Mette Thomsen

Mette Thomsen

Studio Leader 2009

Mette Ramsgard Thomsen is an architect working with interactive technologies.  Her research centres on the design of spaces that are defined by physical as well as digital dimensions.  Through a focus on intelligent programming and ideas of emergence she explores how computational logics can lead to new spatial concepts.  Mette is Associate Professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, where she heads the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture [CITA].  She has researched and taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture, the Department of Computer Science, University College London and at University of Brighton, School of Architecture and Design.

Karin Bech

Karin Bech

Studio Assistant 2009

Karin Bech is an architect working as research assistant at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Centre for Information Technology and Architecture [CITA], where she is working on research projects in the field of architecture, textile and digital technologies.  Karin is also the co-founder of the interdisciplinary duo 'byen sover', working in the intersection of architecture and art.  'Byen sover' has a focus on urban ideas, night time and storytelling.

Geoff Manaugh

Geoff Manaugh

Studio Leader 2009

Geoff Manaugh is the author of BLDGBLOG and The BLDGBLOG Book, the latter of which was been chosen by Amazon.com as one of their Best Hidden Gems of 2009. Manaugh is also contributing editor at Wired UK and former senior editor of Dwell magazine.  He has written for Domus, Metropolis, Space & Culture, and many others, and has been profiled by both Abitare and the Los Angeles Times.  Manaugh's architectural interests range from film and sci-fi to sustainable technologies and speculative urban re-design, by way of archaeology, acoustic research, the novels of J.G. Ballard, and epic poetry.  He lives in Los Angeles.

Morphogenesis

Morphogenesis

Studio Leaders 2007

Morphogenesis is a design practice engaging in a critical dialogue towards bridging the boundaries of art, architecture, urbanism and environmental design in India.  Founded in 1996, Morphogenesis is an association of architects, designers, urbanists and environmentalists.  Morphogenesis is recognized internationally as the leading Indian contemporary design firm; the work of the practice has been exhibited globally including the Gallerie ROM in Norway and the Royal Institute of British Architects in London in an exhibition titled ‘Critical Projects’.

Manit Rastogi graduated from the Architectural Association with honours (diploma school) and distinction (graduate school) in Energy and Environmental Studies and has been Managing Director in MAS since 1996. He has taught at the Architectural Association, London; School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi; and the Hong Kong Polytechnic Institute; and has been a juror on several design and award juries.

Sonali Srivastava Rastogi graduated from the Architectural Association with a graduate diploma in Housing and Urbanism and a second graduate diploma in Graduate Design and has been a Director in MAS since 1996. She has been on several juries for architectural competitions including the prestigious Arcasia Design Jury.

Studiosumo

Studiosumo

Studio Leader 2007

Yolande Daniels is a fellow of the Mac Dowell Colony (2006), the American Academy in Rome (2004), and the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of Art (1996-98). She is the founder of Activator: Architecture Agency, an organizational interface for expanding multidisciplinary architectural practices and applied research as forms of activism. She is currently working on the publication for the project black city2 that was installed in the show Harlem world at the Studio Museum in Harlem (2004). This project has been the basis of a body of research exploring race based spatial semantics through data and digital media. The project was initiated in the essay “black bodies, black space: a-waiting spectacle” (White Papers, Black Marks: Architecture, Race, Culture, 2000).

Supersudaca

Supersudaca

Studio Leaders 2007

Juan Pablo Corvalán (Geneva, 1973) lived in Canada, Paraguay, Chile and Switzerland. Graduated as an architect in the Ecole d’Ingénieurs de Genève (1996, Switzerland), did validation studies and diploma at the Universidad de Chile (2000, Chile) and Master degree in Berlage Institute (2002, The Netherlands). Founding member of Supersudaca, think “guerrilla” for urban action and research. He obtained the prize of l’Association Genevoise d’Architectes (AGA) with his diploma project (Prof. Ugo Brunoni) and worked in Chile with Mathias Klotz-architect and the Geographic Institute of the Pontificia Universidad Católica. In 1999 he was part of the founding faculty of School the Architecture of the Universidad de Talca. He was part of the “Panorma emergente Iberoamericano” selection at the IV Ibero-American Architecture Biennial (2004, Peru). He has given lectures and workshops in Lima, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Rotterdam, Durban and Kuala Lumpura and written articles in Domus and other publications in Chile. Currently a professor at the school of architecture of the Universidad de Talca, developing among others projects a research with MVRDV (Winy Maas and Manuel de Rivero) about the Central Valley in Chile and setting up Supersudaca’s base in Chile.

Manuel de Rivero (Lima, 1973) graduated as an architect from Universidad Ricardo Palma (Lima, 1996). Between 2000-2002 did his Master in Architecture & Urbanism at the Berlage Institute (Netherlands). As an associate architect in the office LR&T between 1995-2000, he designed and built a series of projects in Peru. From 2002-2005, he worked in the award winning Dutch office MVRDV as a project leader in charge of diverse projects around the world. As a professor, has taught at Universidad Ricardo Palma in Lima, the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, Yale University in New Haven and at international seminars at Spain, Netherlands, Dominican Republic, Argentina and Chile. He has been active as an architectural writer in many journals from Latin America and Europe as well as editor of books such as ‘Five Minutes City’ (Episode Publishers, 2003) ‘Climat’, (Editions Carre, 2003) ‘MVRDV / KM3 (Actar, 2005). Since 2004, his practice is based back in Peru and he is a professor at the Universidad Catolica del Peru in Lima. He is a founding member of Supersudaca, a think-tank for architecture and urban research that won the Research Award on the IV Ibero-American Architecture Biennial, as well more recently the Best Entry Award at the II International Architecture Biennal of Rotterdam.

Jaime Rouillon

Jaime Rouillon

Studio Leader 2006

Jaime Rouillon is one of Latin America's most significant emerging architects.  Born in Peru, and now based in Costa Rica, he received his Masters in Architecture from University of Pennsylvania, forming Jaime Rouillon Arquitectura in 1994.  His firm's work includes urban, rural and coastal residences, offices, office buildings and hotels, all expressed via an architecture of celebration, of both the region and the rationale. JRA's work derives its conceptual strength from site and climate, a persistent personal search for expressionist freedom and a rigorous pursuit of craftsmanship in the built works. He received the 1st prize at the 1996, 2002 and 2006 Costa Rican Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism and the  III Triennal Panama, 2005. He has taught at Universidad Veritas and Universidad del Diseño in San Jose, and is also a permanent collaborator at Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo de Costa Rica.

Henri Praeger

Henri Praeger

Studio Leader 2006

Henri Praeger is an architect and principal of PRARCHITEKTEN, based in Berlin. He received his postgraduate master degree from the Staedelschule (University of Fine Arts), Frankfurt. He is currently assistant professor of architecture at the University of Cottbus. His academic research focuses on the creation of form through programmatic explorations. He is one of the founders of Saft, an architectural paper emphasizing the interdependence of technology, art, theory, and history. Praeger also edited Architects Talk, in which the joy of thinking and exploring new intellectual territory is rendered in interviews with well known contemporary architects.

Iwamoto Scott

Iwamoto Scott

Studio Leaders 2006

Craig Scott is a principal of Iwamoto Scott Architecture (IS.Ar) based in San Francisco. He received his Masters of Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University and is currently an Associate Professor at the California College of the Arts (CCA). In addition to studio teaching at all levels, he teaches a course in design tactics.

Lisa Iwamoto is a principal of Iwamoto Scott Architecture. She received her Masters degree with Distinction from Harvard University and is currently an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Her academic research focuses on digital fabrication and materials research for architecture.

Iwamoto Scott describe their work as an attempt to "balance exploration in digital processes and media modelling of prototypes and hands-on material research with investigations into perceptual and experimental phenomena." Recent projects include a theoretical proposal, Jellyfish House, for the Vitra Design Museum and Art Center College of Design, which uses ambient technology in the design if an infrastructural skin for water filtering on Treasure Island, a de-commissioned naval base and island in the San Francisco bay.

Satoru Yamashiro

Satoru Yamashiro

Studio Leader 2006

Satoru Yamashiro is an architect and principal of the designers' network 'building landscape'. He also teaches at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Tokyo. In addition to his architectural and academic work, he is a key member of the award winning new media art group Responsive Environment (RE) which has exhibited throughout Asia and Europe. RE describes itself as a collective engaged in spatial expression through collaboration, crossing over diverse boundaries between architecture, image, music, dance and design. Since its formation in 1993, RE has undertaken a wide range of performances, installations and projects. The work attempts to bring together many factors to trigger settings ('responsive environments') that undergo continuous transfiguration.

Jin Hidaka

Jin Hidaka

Studio Leader 2006

Jin Hidaka is an architect and principal of 'SLOWMEDIA'. He is also teaches at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences at the University of Tokyo. In addition to his architectural and academic work, he is a key member of the award winning new media art group Responsive Environment who have exhibited throughout Asia and Europe. Responsive Environment describes itself as a collective engaged in spatial expression through collaboration, crossing over diverse boundaries drawn between architecture, image, music, dance and design. Jin Hidaka and Satoru Yamashiro are founders of the Urban Dynamics Laboratory, which focuses on the new possibilities of urban design using new media technology.